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Why Film-critic Scout Tafoya Sees Beauty In Unloved Cinema

Film critic Scout Tafoya got a big surprise when comedian Patton Oswalt gave him a shout out on The Best Show podcast. To learn why Oswalt is so smitten by Scout Tafoya's series, The Unloved, read on.

November 13, 2019

Christine McConnell's Pivot from Netflix to Membership

When Christine McConnell's Netflix show got canceled, instead of wallowing in her sorrows, she got to work. To learn how the artist is funding her new show through membership, read on.

October 28, 2019

How Anthony Fantano Went From Radio Intern to "the Internet's Busiest Music Nerd"

According to Spin magazine, Anthony Fantano is “today’s most successful music critic.” But it wasn't always that way. To learn about Fantano's journey from unpaid intern to "the internet's busiest music nerd," read on.

September 18, 2019

Hannah Witton is Here to Show Us How to Manage Time

No time? No worries! YouTuber, podcaster, and author Hannah Witton gave us her tried and true time management tips!.

September 09, 2019

A Quick Guide to Finding Balance and Creative Independence

Learn how the creators behind Crime Junkies and The Try Guys have found balance through creative independence.

September 04, 2019

Glen Henry on Balance, Business, and Beleaf in Fatherhood

Glen Henry gives us a behind the scenes look at the business of fatherhood.

September 03, 2019

6 tips about self-care from creators at VidCon 2019

Since creator burnout is real, we went to VidCon 2019 to see what video creators do to stay ahead of it. To see their tips on self-care, read on.

July 31, 2019

Need a Break? Here are 6 Ways Creators Can Take a Mini Vacation!

Don’t risk creator burnout! Here are six ways for you to snag a quick vacation without interrupting your creativity.

July 09, 2019

Here Comes Another Dead End Hip Hop Conversation

Learn how independence, authenticity, and business acumen amplify Dead End Hip Hop’s culture conversations.

June 29, 2019

16 Patreon Rewards for Streamers to Offer Their Viewers

Want to supplement your Twitch income or monetize your stream? Read on to see top Patreon rewards for streamers to offer their audiences in exchange for monthly support.

June 03, 2019Olivia Seitz

How Licensed Therapist Kati Morton Uses Her Platform for Good

Kati Morton has a loyal and loving following both on and off Patreon. Find out how this licensed therapist, author, and YouTuber (and Patreon creator!) is making positive impact while making a living.

May 31, 2019

Who Will Sit on the Iron Throne? These Game of Thrones Pages Share Predictions

As the series finale quickly approaches, these GoT-focused Patreon creators can help you get your theories in order.

May 10, 2019

#BlackGirlMagic: 10 Patreon Creators Who Inspire Us Daily

#BlackGirlMagic is all about celebrating dope, inspirational black women. To put our own spin on it, here are 10 black female-identifying Patreon creators who are making waves right on this very platform.

April 28, 2019

The Video Creator’s Guide for Launching on Patreon

If you want to build a Patreon page that your fans will love, you need to give yourself the time to get clear on your goals, set up your page, and announce it to the world. This week-by-week launch guide for video creators will help you get started.

April 17, 2019

Patreon at SXSW: Day Three at the House of Creativity

We wrapped up our SXSW residency on Rainey Street with more creator-centric panels featuring podcast and other industry experts. Plus, Jack welcomed Amanda Palmer and Ben Folds on stage to talk about how creators can engage with their communities.

March 13, 2019

Patreon at SXSW: Day Two at the House of Creativity

Day 2 of SXSW was magic: we hosted five panels and performances onsite at the #HouseOfCreativity before the sun went down, and across town, Jack brought down another house. At night, six artists took the stage for a must-see musical showcase. Read on!

March 12, 2019

Patreon at SXSW: Day One at the House of Creativity

Patreon is in Austin, Texas, for SXSW and we're recapping all the festival fun happening at our #HouseOfCreativity on Rainey Street. Day One featured The Try Guys, Hannahlyze This, and memorable music from industry icons.

March 11, 2019

Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned about Fighting Bias with Content

Curious about how cognitive bias impacts content creation? We sat in on a panel David Dylan Thomas (of Think Company) hosted at SXSW, and took notes on how our cognitive biases seep into everything we create.

March 10, 2019

Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned at So, You Think You Can Podcast?

Want to know what makes a podcast so successful? A panel of experts met in Austin, TX, and laid out the five fundamentals at a hot SXSW panel. Don't worry, we took all the notes and are sharing them with you.

March 09, 2019

Patreon at SXSW: Steps to Launching and Growing a Membership Business

Want to launch a membership business but don't know how? Our Creator Partnerships Lead, Alexis Gay, gives you steps for success in this SXSW session.

March 08, 2019

10 Can't-Miss SXSW Panels for Creators

With countless options to absorb all things film, music, and more - where do you start with SXSW panels? We know that scheduling the perfect panel programming agenda ain't easy, so we’ve done the work for you.

March 07, 2019

Looking for what to do at SXSW? Join Patreon’s House of Creativity for panels and performances from groundbreaking creators.

Patreon is heading to SXSW and showcasing creator panels, live performances, and more at our House of Creativity. Get all the details in this post and we'll see you in Austin!

March 06, 2019Valerie Veteto

Our 5 Favorite Meetups for Creators at SXSW 2019

Interested in collaborating, co-mingling, and getting to know other creators just like you while at SXSW? Check out our list of meetups for creators!

March 01, 2019

Ultimate 2019 SXSW Survival Guide for Creators

Attending SXSW this March and looking for a guide on how to survive the festival? This guide is for you!

February 20, 2019

Beating Creator Burnout: 5 Tips for Managing Stress

Have you ever experienced creator burnout? Here are five things you can do to manage your stress and get back on track.

January 09, 2019

How to Monetize a YouTube Channel: 12 Tactics the Whiskey Tribe Used to Reach Nearly $20k/mo on Patreon

Whiskey Tribe is known for their deep knowledge of whiskey and online shenanigans. Learn their top 12 tips and tricks for monetizing a YouTube channel.

August 17, 2018Olivia Seitz

How to Boost your Income on Patreon with a Special Offer

We recently launched our Special Offer feature and are loving seeing creators' success with it! To help you get the most out of Special Offers, we put together a list of Patreon Special Offer best practices.

August 15, 2018Christine Donaldson

How Peter Hollens Went From A Cappella Nerd To Internet Stardom

Today, singer Peter Hollens produces at least one new music video every other week for his 2 million YouTube subscribers, his 2 million Facebook followers, and hundreds of thousands of other fans on Instagram and Twitter.

August 07, 2018Madison Kahn

Inside the Mind of a Patron

Stefan Frandsen shares his love of social media, vlogs, and supporting creators on Patreon.

July 24, 2018Madison Kahn

3 Strategies Matt Hamlin Used to Get Over 340,000 Subscribers on YouTube

With 340,000+ followers, Matt is someone who knows how to get subscribers on YouTube. His success, however, didn’t happen overnight. Read more about his story!

July 10, 2018Olivia Seitz

The 18 Best Patreon Benefits Video Creators Can Offer

Over 2,000 video creators make more than $1,000/mo each on Patreon. We dive into the best Patreon benefits those video creators offer so you can learn from their success.

June 22, 2018Olivia Seitz

What Affects How Much I Can Make on Patreon? (With Examples from Top Earners)

We're sometimes asked, "How much can I make on Patreon?" We can’t look into a crystal ball and predict the future. But we can tell you what factors influence your earning potential.

May 30, 2018Olivia Seitz

Creative Freedom: Why the ‘Great War’ Creators Are Going Independent for World War II

The Great War is a phenomenon. From July 28, 2014 — the centennial anniversary of World War I — to today, the Great War team has published…

April 12, 2018Olivia Seitz

YouTube and Patreon: How Suede Earns $3k/mo with Less Than 10k Subscribers

Learn how William “Suede” DuFresne maintains a sustainable anime review business via his Patreon page, how he engages with fans, and what motivates his anime review audience.

April 06, 2018Olivia Seitz

From Financial Distress to Monthly Income: Jack Lowe's Journey as an Independent Creator

Four months after he thought he'd reached his breaking point, photographer Jack Lowe found a way to product consistent monthly revenue from his fan base. Here's how he did it.

February 28, 2018Olivia Seitz

Patreon Lens: How 5 Creators Are Giving Patrons Behind the Scenes Access to Their Work and Life

Our most successful creators consistently provide awesome content for their patrons. Patreon Lens is designed to help you do just that — share more content — easier.

February 27, 2018Olivia Seitz

5 Steps to Predictable, Monthly Income for Any Creator with an Audience

Every creator wrestles with monetization, from the ‘when’ to the ‘how.’ In this article, we introduce you to the membership model—an effective, field-tested way for independent creators like you to drive predictable revenue for your creative work.

January 31, 2018Olivia Seitz

How to Get More YouTube Subscribers: 20 YouTubers Share Their Story

Not sure how to get people to subscribe to your YouTube channel? Over 20 successful Patreon YouTubers share their tips for growing a channel's subscriber list from zero to over 1,000.

January 18, 2018Cody Slingerland

How to Make Money on YouTube (8 Examples from Successful YouTubers)

We interviewed 8 YouTubers who are making a living from their channel beyond just ad revenue. The techniques we saw involved using video sponsorships, courses, 1-on-1 instruction, products, guides, and more.

December 06, 2017Cody Slingerland

YouTuber and licensed therapist Kati Morton on how to care for your mental and emotional health as a content creator

Not sure how to deal with online trolls or negative comments in general? Kati Morton shares her tips as both a licensed therapist and online content creator.

November 28, 2017Olivia Seitz

Why YouTubers Should Obsess Over Their Fans, Not Fancy Equipment: Lessons from Easy Allies’ Success

Brandon Jones explains why it is more important for YouTube creators to cater to their fans than to corporate sponsors.

November 15, 2017EJ Brown

How ‘The Great War’ Co-creates Its Hit YouTube Show with the Help of a 700,000+ Member Audience

The creators of "The Great War" YouTube channel share their path to success and how their fans have come to be intimately involved the show's creation.

October 09, 2017Nathan Collier

How Kinda Funny Built the Most Engaged Community on Patreon

In January of 2015, four video game vets quit their long-held day jobs at IGN to collectively work on a new project focused on nerdy gaming…

August 15, 2017Ellie MacBride

How Danny O’Dwyer is Using Membership to Run his Video Production Business

In 2016, video producer Danny O'Dwyer lead his fans to Patreon, announcing that membership would allow his videos to remain ad-free. Within hours of launching, he was one of Patreon’s highest earning creators.

August 03, 2017Christine Donaldson

Don’t Miss These 7 Creators at VidCon 2017

Over the years, VidCon has become the place for creators to learn from the experts, meet others in the industry, and connect with heaps of adoring fans. Don't miss these creators at VidCon 2017.

June 19, 2017Ellie MacBride

9 Ways to Make Money on YouTube Without Ads

If you don't want to spend a lot of money on ads, fear not. There are still a lot of great ways to make money online!

May 03, 2017Sean Baeyens

These 34 Creators Earned Over $150,000 Each on Patreon in 2016 – Meet Them!

Meet a dynamic group of high-earning Patreon creators and learn more about their businesses. Get ready to be inspired!

January 06, 2017Taryn Arnold

How Nataly Dawn Increased Her Patronage From $1.5k to $6k in 30 Days

One month ago, singer/songwriter Nataly Dawn was free from a label with an unreleased homemade album in its final stages, almost in the…

August 19, 2016Taryn Arnold

How Flight Chops Uses Data to Run His Business

Have you ever wondered how other creators are using data to inform the content they create, the engagement of their their audience, and their future success? Read on to hear rich data insights from Patreon creator Steve Thorne from Flight Chops!

May 11, 2016Maura Church

How Easy Allies Became One of the Highest Earning Creators Overnight

Within a matter of a few days, GameTrailers.com went from closing up shop to bringing in over $30,000 in monthly pledges from their fans using Patreon, under the new name, Easy Allies. Here, they share their story.

May 10, 2016Ellie MacBride

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